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Archaeologies of Media and Technology Research group

Neal White on “Trespassing: Art after the Boundary" Event

Red booth on display
14:00 - 16:00
8 December 2017
Lecture Theatre A, WSA

For more information regarding this event, please email Professor Jussi Parikka at .

Event details

As part of the MA Fine Arts Talking Heads Lecture series and AMT collaboration, Professor Neal White will give a talk titled Trespassing: Art after the Boundary. White will discuss recent work in Belgium, Sweden, Germany and UK that has explored subjects ranging from mining (diamonds and data archives) to obsolete scientific spaces as new contexts for arts production. He will consider how experimental fieldwork, post-studio practices and the post-digital have informed his own work and others across a range of thresholds, reworking or re-imagining spaces for art as key to its future. In doing so, he will examine the parameters and porosity of the gallery space, and the art institutions as framing devices for art, and explore what has really changed in the context of the challenges and potentials of new mediated forms that now frame our experience of both art and life.

Speaker information

Professor Neal White, University of Westminster, is currently developing a new UK critical centre/network for artists working with science and technology with Arts Catalyst. He also directs the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), a UK leader in research across art, design and media. For over 20 years, Neal White work has critically explored art in relation to new ideas, forms and technologies. As part of many collaborative endeavours – he has been developing projects, research and artworks, publications, fieldworks, bus tours and exhibitions with academics, architects and activists. As part of this journey, he has worked with many collaborating artists, most recently Tina O’Connell (2014-), as well as with groups of artists, coders and scientists. He was a co-founder of Soda (art and technology, 1997-2002), as founder of ‘Office of Experiments’ (art and research - est. 2004) and as a Director of O+I between 2006-9 (formerly Artist Placement Group est.1966). He has exhibited his work and his research Internationally; recently at Fargfabriken, Stockholm (SE) Objectif, Antwerp (BE), Royal College of Art, Whitechapel Gallery, Portikus, Frankfurt (DE), John Hansard Galery, and has been supported by organisations in developing new work, such as Latham Foundation, Center for Land Use Interpretation (USA), Henry Moore Institute, amongst many others.

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